Sunday, January 22, 2006

BUGATTI

I was watching vh1 last night and on the fab 40 was bugatti at no.2! Yep the 2nd most expensive thing in the world for 2006.Its a beauty!


Bugatti is a superlative on wheels


At its top speed of 407 km/h, the $1.25 million Bugatti Veyron runs out of fuel in 12 minutes. Deliveries start this
month, and plans are to build no more than 300 of them.


Jan. 21, 2006. 01:00 AM

PALERMO, ITALY—At 320 km/h, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 pounds a beautiful, howling hole in the sweltering haze hanging over the motorway.
This, the fastest production car in the world, is broad and low, an enamelled ellipse in a spiffy two-tone paint scheme. By comparison, its now-vanquished supercar rivals, such as the Ferrari Enzo and McLaren F1, are all edges and blades and angles, like F16 fighter planes or Japanese stunt kites.

A superlative on four wheels, the Bugatti Veyron is not only the world's fastest production car but also the most expensive: $1.25 million (U.S.) before taxes and richly deserved gas-guzzler penalties. Also, the most powerful: Its 8.0-litre, 16-cylinder, quad-turbo engine produces more than 1,000 horsepower and churns it through a high-tech all-wheel-drive system and foot-wide tires.
It's also the quickest: The Veyron accelerates to 96 km/h in 2.1 seconds, faster than a Formula 1 car, but then it's just getting started. In 20 seconds — about the time it takes a fast reader to get through this paragraph — it reaches 320 km/h. In 53 mind-blowing seconds, the Veyron reaches its marquee speed: 407 km/h.
At that speed, the tires would begin to soften in about half an hour. Fortunately, at top speed, it runs out of gas in only 12 minutes. "It's a safety feature,'' Wolfgang Schreiber, the Veyron's chief engineer, says with a smile.
The Veyron, which makes its way to the first customers this month, is many things: It's a mirror held to the automobile industry's near-past of irrational exuberance. It's a monument to the ego of Ferdinand Piech, former chairman of Volkswagen AG, which bought the Bugatti name in 1998. And it represents a defining moment in the history of the automobile, the likely pinnacle of production car cost and performance.
Six years and an estimated half-billion in the making, the car trades on one of the most famous names in motoring.

Dan Neil is the Pulitzer prize-winning automotive critic of the Los Angeles Times.

21 comments:

Φ said...

Babies look ***kng awsome.. woof..!!!!

Grazie Ro for the update..

*jaws dropped*

rebel_on_loose said...

OMG....BUGATI definitely rox!
Thnx for the update...i'm zapped at a gal giving a car review!
:>
Way 2 Go !
P.S. - I saw The Motorcycle Diaries last weekend too...i think it rocked...more so coz i'm sumwht a biker myself. :)

the_ego_has_landed said...

phi-heheheh.....mine dropped too..sigh the life of the rich n famous..someday!! ;)

rebel- yep! I appreciate all kinds of beauty..from a fragile butterfly to a tattoo! lol;p
cool..I think Garcie...something the main guy in Motorcycle Diaries is cute..lol..but a superb movie..:) cheers!!

Este Miseria said...

Whoa..majorly sexy car...but eh- running out of fuel in what was it..less than 20 min? not gonna get u very far, that, if u keep makin pit stops :D

gorgeous car tho..wud make a grt V day present...for ME!!!

Demi Goddezz said...

OOOhh..Damn they are HOT!!!! 407m/hr ..thats flyinggggggggggg..:)

RandomThoughts said...

I'd love to have such a car one day but then... that's what dreams are for, right?

Rashmi.

alive_n_confused said...

it's awesome with a capital A!!!!!!

the_ego_has_landed said...

Hey caffeine- addict, demi godezz,Rashmi,alive n confused- thanks for saying nice things and giving a positive feedback!:) I'm so glad that u gals have eyes for sexy cars too!:):) yeh!!

Ramses-The Ego's Altered said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

*Drools*pp

the_ego_has_landed said...

yeah rameses!:)

the_ego_has_landed said...

p.s. ramses...glad u like em too..go gals! lol..

Φ said...

You trod silently
inside my sanctuary
leaving traces of foot prints
One of them spoke, when I bent
closer to look
"This Orchid is nice,
with word flowers and
picture plays..She who comes,
silently cherish and leaves this trace"
knowing, "the_ego_has_landed", again
mine (ego) gets misplaced..
I trace back from blog colored coal
to the home of this kindered soul..
Saying..

Thanks again for your kind words.. :)

the_ego_has_landed said...

WOW~!!!! change aka phi and the kind soul from germany:) tat was beautiful...thanks alot! awfully sweet...and its my pleasure!!:)

SquirmsteR said...

Wow....I love the change!! I have to catch up on your blog - sorry for my absence, I hope to catch up on it all soon.

But, for now, TAG - YOU'RE IT!!
(See my post "Tag 8" for details)

Φ said...

Germany by choice, India by birth :)

Este Miseria said...

i love fast cars- just not too keen on driving them ( well i dont like driving anyway)- and my guy is crazy abt em...so i cant escape em bloody cars! thanks fr saying nice things about my last.

the_ego_has_landed said...

hey phi that's nice...which part of India u from?

caffeine-addict..no prob...u're template is rockin!

Rex said...

Hey ##NAME##, I was glad to come across your blog when I was looking for supercars information. But your blog caught me eye, and is one of the better ones out there. Good blog. Cheers! Rex ##LINK##

Rex said...

Hi, ##NAME##, Well, what d'you know, that's quite a blog. Good stuff! See you around, Rex ##LINK##

the_ego_has_landed said...

hey rex..thanks for dropping by n saying nice things..lol:) cya! and ur welc anytime

Bugatti said...

Nice bugatti post! Thanks for intesting info! More Bugatti can be found at http://www.auto-portal.us/